moderate earthquake occurred in the Nepal Himalayas, near Neto in
far-western Nepal, on
27 November 2001 at 13:16 PM local time
resulting in minor damage to property in the region. It had a magnitude of
Mw=5.5 and was followed by several strong
aftershocks, including another event similar in magnitude.
was centred 3.9 kms E of Neto (Seti Zone),
25 kms NW of Thargumtha
(Bheri Zone), Nepal,
54.7 kms NE of Bajura
(Seti Zone), Nepal,
120 kms ENE of Dadeldhura
(Mahakali Zone), Nepal,
147 kms E of Pitoragarh (Uttarakhand), India,
180 kms N of Nepalganj
(Rapti Zone), Nepal,
328 kms N of Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), India,
415 kms NW of Kathmandu
(Kathmandu Zone), Nepal,
454 kms ENE of Connaught Place (Delhi), India.
at 07:31 UTC was
followed by a vigorous sequence of aftershocks. The strongest
aftershock occurred at 08:53 UTC. It had a magnitude of Mw=5.4 and
was centred approximately 6-kilometres to the south of Neto.
Extensive damage was reported in the districts
of Bajura, Humla and Mugu in mid-western Nepal by Radio Nepal.
Damage was reported from Mugu and at Bajura, a school and a
hospital were among the structures affected. There were no
injuries or deaths associated with this earthquake. The first
earthquake that was also the largest event in this sequence was
felt at Almora in Uttarakhand and also in high-rise buildings as
far as Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh, at Faridabad in Haryana and in
India Meteorological Department (IMD),
International Seismological Centre (ISC), Berkshire, UK.
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